Coronavirus Outbreak: US sanctions failed to hamper Iran's efforts to fight COVID-19, says Hassan Rouhani

'The sanctions have failed to hamper our efforts to fight against the coronavirus outbreak', Hassan Rouhani said in a televised cabinet meeting

Reuters April 01, 2020 14:24:41 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: US sanctions failed to hamper Iran's efforts to fight COVID-19, says Hassan Rouhani

Dubai: Iran’s president said on Wednesday the United States had missed a historical opportunity to lift sanctions on his country during the coronavirus outbreak, though he said the penalties had not hampered Tehran’s fight against the infection.

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File image of Iranian president Hassan Rouhani. AP

“It was a great opportunity for Americans to apologise ... and to lift the unjust and unfair sanctions on Iran, Hassan Rouhani said in a televised cabinet meeting.

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“The sanctions have failed to hamper our efforts to fight against the coronavirus outbreak.”

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